Video Tutorial: Stitched Ostrich doll

Making videos is hard.

Starting a new business is hard.

…And I got sick this week.

I’m feeling tattered and worn, as if burying my head in the sand would be a good idea.

And that became the inspiration for this week’s project – a tattered and stitched ostrich. It’s like turning lemons into lemonade, only it’s turning stamps and fabric into, well, an ostrich with a goatee and glasses.

Get the project how-to from the video below, and keep scrolling further down for the supply list.

Supplies Used in this Video:
tim holtz hipster ostrich stamp & die set
character construction stamps by Catherine Moore – I used timekeepers garden set #3 for the man’s body in this video
staz-on ink pad
tear-away stabilizer I use the stuff from Threadart
printed quilt cotton fabric: I used bits from a Moda Jelly Roll called Amberly for this project
unbleached muslin & white linen scraps to stamp on
Tools Used in this Video:
sewing machine with free-motion embroidery foot
curved embroidery scissors – these aren’t the ones I used, but I’m upgrading to this pair from Amazon very soon. And of course a good pair of big fabric scissors is a must
hemostats – I use a 10″ and 5″ pair
here’s the 10″ hemostats on Amazon, but I think mine came from American Science & Surplus many years ago
I keep the tiny iron on my cutting table all the time with this ironing pad

Got questions or comments about this project? I would love to hear from you! Leave a comment here or on the YouTube video and I’ll respond as soon as I’m able.


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